I asked one of the IT helpdesk people at my office if they do battery disposal and they said yes. But they also seemed really confused when I pulled a big old battery out of my backpack. I guess they meant like double-a's?

home fire alarms should have a button for "shut the hell up for the next 15 minutes, I'm just cooking, okay?"

that would be totally reasonable

I don't think I've ever managed to change the battery on my watch and not injure myself in the process

will someone, for the love of god, pretty, pretty please ... teach me how to dougie?

I think the real problem here is that I just don't really understand batteries that well.

this power supply I'm using to charge a battery is making intermittent buzzing sounds, but on the whole it seems to be working. I'm not sure what's up, but having the right fire extinguisher nearby makes me feel a bit better.

I think I'm going to tune up my bicycle today. That seems like a slightly productive thing to do.

@leibert it gets into some mode where it stops displaying the units and I dont know why, but if I just turn it off and on again it usually comes back

@leibert -- I was looking up stuff about how to use your oscilloscope and stumbled upon this video.

It didn't help me at all, but it turns out that there is something surprisingly soothing about listening to a British guy casually complaining about his ebay purchase for 20 minutes.

youtube.com/watch?v=0NzomTGVlJ

saw the Apollo 11 movie in theaters last night, and it is all kinds of awesome.

I don't know what it was about that era, or the people in it, that so many could get behind such a seemingly impossible effort, and that Kennedy could stand in front of congress and promise to put a man on the moon within 10 years, and then create the resources to actually do it.

Wtf changed? Where's our national project and where's the administration that is going to decide to cure cancer within 10 years or smth?

devlaf boosted

ever wonder why your train is late in the mornings sometimes? well,

Found a large packet of googly-eyes today while cleaning the apartment. I don't remember having this much fun with these things as a kid...

duuuude, you can use tin snips on protoboards! And they work really well!

Why the hell have I spent so much time scoring & sawing these things in the past? I was trying to use a dremel last week on one 🤦‍♂️

how many years until I can buy a commercial memristor off of digikey or someplace and plug it into my breadboard (to do ... well I don't know what)?

This morning I tried out a new (for me) neighborhood fish shop and walked away with a great cut of tuna for reasonable money. Now I've just cooked up an awesome lunch; it's going to be a good day.

@trwnh @resist__berlin@chaos.social

I don't have the same distaste for the platform as many folks in the fediverse, but I imagine that's largely because I haven't interacted with it much (don't have an account.) I've heard that there's a lot of crappy vitriol and I believe it, I just haven't seen it personally.

When it comes to twitter I kind of live under a rock.

@trwnh @resist__berlin@chaos.social

Yeah, I agree it certainly shouldn't be an automated thing.

It's strange to me that twitter is so frequently cited by major news outlets like that, but that's the world we live in I guess? 😞

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